Fast Forward/Rewind – November 3, 2023

Our President, Summer Murphy, opened the meeting with insightful remarks concerning the disparities observed across various dimensions of life, encompassing wealth, income, opportunities, access to resources, etc., leading us deliberately to our minute of silence in acknowledgement and support of the Black Lives Matter movement. Summer dispelled any doubts about bias and encouraged us to use it to support our journey of becoming better speakers. She then transitioned the meeting over to Toastmaster Renuka Korlipara. Renuka chose “euphoria” as the word of the day.

Toastmaster Summer introduced our first speaker, Toastmaster Greg Sutton, who delivered a speech titled “One Bag Challenge.” Greg presented a widely embraced concept in the travel community, wherein individuals consolidate their personal belongings into a single bag for any journey, irrespective of its duration or destination. Summer provided insightful feedback, commending notable strengths while offering valuable suggestions to facilitate further improvement.

Toastmaster John Doggett introduced our second speaker, Toastmaster Tim Murphy, who delivered an engaging and captivating speech entitled “The Reunion Committee.” Within his speech, Tim expounded upon the concept of a high school reunion—an event brimming with excitement, facilitating the rekindling of connections with former classmates and the nostalgic remembrance of cherished school days. With a masterful blend of humor, earnestness, and insightful advice, Tim wove personal challenges encountered during his own reunion experience into the fabric of his narrative. John‘s feedback contributed significantly to the growth and improvement.

Table Topic Master Toastmaster Abdulrahman Albazie led an engaging question-and-answer session, igniting creativity and spontaneity, and setting the stage for unpredictable and exciting questions.

Toastmaster Savannah Murphy assumed the role of General Evaluator, ensuring the overall effectiveness and quality of our meeting. Her valuable feedback contributed significantly to the ongoing success of our Toastmasters club, while also taking the lead in facilitating the sharing of feedback and reports within the team. Toastmaster Stiles Burr delivered an exemplary Timer report. Toastmaster Norris Baas provided a comprehensive Grammarian report, contributing to the enhancement of linguistic precision within the meeting.

Renuka reviewed roles for next week and transitioned the meeting to Summer to close.

The next Sunrise Toastmasters meeting will be at 7 a.m. on November 10, EST. If you would like to join our meeting as a guest, contact us for the meeting link.

The roles for the next meeting are as follows:

Toastmaster: Tim

Speaker 1: Dave

Speaker 2: Summer

Table Topics: Open

General Evaluator: Luz

Evaluator 1: Open

Evaluator 2: Savannah

Timer: Kerstin

Grammarian: Tina